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News Release, Kansas Geological Survey, May 15, 2000

Survey Advisory Council to Meet in Wichita

LAWRENCE--Research on the Hugoton Natural Gas field and other topics will be on the agenda when the Kansas Geological Survey's advisory council meets in Wichita on May 18 and 19.

The Kansas Geological Survey is a division of the University of Kansas that studies the state's geologic resources and hazards. The Survey's 12-member advisory council meets twice annually to review programs and provide direction. Members of the advisory council from Wichita include Larry Richardson, of Pickrell Drilling Company, and A. Scott Ritchie, of Ritchie Exploration, Inc.

Petroleum geologists at the Survey have been studying a variety of issues related to the Hugoton Natural Gas field and will report on their work. In addition, the advisory council will tour the Survey's Wichita Well Sample Library in western Wichita, a facility that loans rock samples from oil and gas wells drilled in the state.

The group will also tour the library of the Kansas Geological Society in downtown Wichita, which includes a collection of petroleum information. The Kansas Geological Society is a professional organization of the state's geologists. Kent Crisler, president of the Society, will address the advisory council.

Story by Rex Buchanan, (785) 864-2106

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